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Women In Power: Ann Marie Sastry Races To Create Next-Gen Batteries -- Khosla And GM Bet She Can Win

Posted June 26, 2011 | 01:15:06 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"In my family the expectation was that I would contribute," says Ann Marie Sastry. "My dad was a huge inspiration to me. He was my hero. And the expectation was there...

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Women In Power: Annemarie Goedmakers, The Woman Who Brings Light To The Darkest Corners Of Africa

Posted June 25, 2011 | 01:57:50 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

Annemarie Goedmakers grew up in the center of Amsterdam not far from the storied Anne Frank House and was just three when her grandmother died of brain cancer. In the years...

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Women In Power: How Lisa Jackson, A Young Girl From New Orleans, Became The First African American To Lead The EPA

Posted June 24, 2011 | 09:00:27 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"From the time I was little I wanted to be a doctor. Back in those days, the thing people would say to a good student was 'Oh, you're going to grow...

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Women In Power: Vivienne Cox, Former BP Executive, Says 'Climate Change Is Real -- We Are Still Not Taking It Seriously Enough'

Posted June 23, 2011 | 08:50:33 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"I grew up in Devon, which is in the countryside a long, long way away from London. So there was nothing in my experience as a child that drew me to...

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Women In Power: Susan Hockfield, MIT President, on Women in Science, Revolutionary Technologies, Why U.S. Policies Must Change

Posted June 22, 2011 | 08:49:59 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"It is very clear to me--and I wish it were clear to everyone else--that the reason I am president of MIT right now is because of decades of very hard work...

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Women In Power: Trae Vassallo, Silicon Valley Visionary, is Changing the World One Greentech Startup at a Time

Posted June 21, 2011 | 08:56:03 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"How does this story go? It was second grade. Our school got all of these wonderful Apple IIs and we got exposed to some super basic computer programming," Trae Vassallo remembers....

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Women In Power: Carol Browner Speaks for First Time Since Leaving Post as White House Energy Czar

Posted June 20, 2011 | 08:41:01 (EST)

A special series profiling trailblazers in energy innovation and champions of the environment. See previous stories here.

"In high school I was quite convinced that I would be a civil rights attorney," Carol Browner remembers. "I always wanted to do things to change the world." Growing up with...

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Man on a Mission: Billionaire Hedge-Fund Manager, Tom Steyer, on Why Californians Must Protect Their Landmark Energy Law at the Polls Next Week

Posted October 25, 2010 | 17:36:51 (EST)

Come Election Day, Golden State residents will decide the fate of AB 32, California's landmark climate and energy legislation. Prop. 23, backed by the politically vociferous Koch brothers, and Texas oil companies Valero and Tesoro, would indefinitely suspend implementation of the law, which aims to reduce greenhouse-gas pollution and establish...

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